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Less Noisy Area Can Make You More Mentally Fit And Healthy - Study

Update Date: Nov 27, 2015 05:00 PM EST
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If you are suffering from depression, then you should probably relocate to a much calmer and a tranquil vicinity as dwelling in high pitched uproars and sound pollution may enhance your risks of acquiring depression.

Conducted by German examiners, the research maintains that individuals living in an area with traffic and noise pollution are at an enhanced risk of suffering from depression. The estimated risk is thought to be 25% and if prolonged, the risk can even be doubled.

Backing the research, the Web MD asserts,

"Although we can't say for sure, it has been thought that noise causes stress and annoyance," said lead researcher Ester Orban, of the Center for Urban Epidemiology at University Hospital Essen

As maintained by the lead author, the risk is applied to those who are being unexposed to opportunities, were mostly poor, had limited education or were chain smokers.

Although Orban claimed that there is no cause and effect relationship between loud noises and depression, but the association is blatant and therefore, valid.

For the study, 3,000 people were the principle target, aged from 45 to 75, they were an active part of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall study. Being scrutinized for five years, the researchers came to the conclusion that loud noises add to depression, symptoms of anxiety and loneliness.

Published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, further digging deeper, Orban also suggested various options an individual can pursue in order to stay away from the sharp noises.

As per Web MD,

"If you feel annoyed by traffic noise you can use earplugs, and if traffic noise is disturbing your sleep, choose a bedroom away from the busy road," she suggested.

Further readings maintained that loud noises and pollution are usually associated with heart diseases and stress.

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